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Do you prefer metal or plastic? That might make a difference. Also whichever you can find the best deal on. Last season's Cartels for me and I like it.
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Do you prefer metal or plastic? That might make a difference. Also whichever you can find the best deal on. Last season's Cartels for me and I like it.
I'm rocking the 2013 Atlas and could not be happier!
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I think Union bindings are pretty good, but I'm a big fan of canting footbeds, which Union doesn't seem to offer so I could never use them for long. I think Romes canting options are perfect for me, but overall I think Rome is like Union, pretty good. As much as I hate giving my money to Burton, I've always been impressed with their bindings more so than Union or Rome.
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I think Union bindings are pretty good, but I'm a big fan of canting footbeds, which Union doesn't seem to offer so I could never use them for long. I think Romes canting options are perfect for me, but overall I think Rome is like Union, pretty good. As much as I hate giving my money to Burton, I've always been impressed with their bindings more so than Union or Rome.
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Bottom line, all 3 of these are great bindings. Here are some of the main differences in my OPINION.

Burton - Unibody baseplate.
Rome & Union - Adjustable heelcups.

Union & Burton - Anatomic baseplates.
Rome - Anatomic everything, except the actual nylon baseplate is symmetrical.

Regarding canting - We've been working on this for a while, and will have canting on a model or 2 next year. The reason we haven't pursued it is simply because none of the team guys have wanted it. I think until we see a significant amount of guys asking for it, it's not going to be something we offer across the line. Out of 100 people we give bindings to, I've heard the request from maybe 4. The reason for this is probably because non of them ride huge stances. It's a non issue.

Back to work. Just wanted to share my thoughts.

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I had a huge boner for canting a year or so back and when I finally got some bindings with canting....they felt fucking weird. I had to bang my stance out wider for it to not feel weird, but then I didn't like having such a wide stance. I guess my knees felt better after a long day, but could have been conditions, iono.

Bottom line I could take it or leave it.

/cool story, bro.
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I had a huge boner for canting a year or so back and when I finally got some bindings with canting....they felt fucking weird. I had to bang my stance out wider for it to not feel weird, but then I didn't like having such a wide stance. I guess my knees felt better after a long day, but could have been conditions, iono.

Bottom line I could take it or leave it.

/cool story, bro.
"I can't lock in my nosepresses with cants bro" Haha
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"I can't lock in my nosepresses with cants bro" Haha
Bruh, can we have reverse cants on the nose, so...like, I can be in a permanent nose press?!?!? That'd be toooootally gnargnar mcsteezy!!!

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CArtels and Atlas = secks. Haven't tried last yrs Rome Boss.

Stiffness - Med, highback is not soft and doesn't fold. good response on both
Comfort - secks, plenty of cushioning (footbed) and no pressure points (ankle and toe straps.)
Flex - middle, not stiff or soft
Overall experience = hot secks for both.
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Regarding canting - We've been working on this for a while, and will have canting on a model or 2 next year. The reason we haven't pursued it is simply because none of the team guys have wanted it. I think until we see a significant amount of guys asking for it, it's not going to be something we offer across the line. Out of 100 people we give bindings to, I've heard the request from maybe 4. The reason for this is probably because non of them ride huge stances. It's a non issue.
I believe it, canting isn't really a big deal for most riders, but it's helps me out tremendously with knee issues, hence why I've mostly stayed away from Union. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for Unions canting options next season.
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